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Not All Muslims? Not All Mental Illness Either. Yes, moderate Muslims are too often painted with the same brush as jihadists, but people with mental illness are no more monochromatic than the Muslim world.
Maybe it’s Good to be Bored: ADHD and Boredom My work is done for the day and my house is looking nice and clean. Wait, now what? When it comes to focusing my on myself, ADHD meddles with that … ...
8 Ways 30-Year-Olds Are Different Now Than They Were... Are 30-year olds all that different now than they were nearly half a century ago? In some ways, they really are. That’s what the Census Bureau just told us in … ...
The Golden Years Of ADHD I’ve had some rough times in my life. And to be honest, I’ve been sort of looking forward to growing old. You know, that peaceful golden time when I might … ...
Project Semicolon: For Lives that Could Have Ended But... There was a girl in front of me in yoga class yesterday with a long piece of text written on her side. I was squinting to see what it said. I almost pulled out my readers, but then I realized we had mirrors in front … ...
News of Note: Belsomra, Sharing Therapy Notes, Meaningful Use... Another Sleeping Pill on the Market: Merck’s Belsomra The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  approved Merck’s new insomnia drug, Belsomra, the first in a new class of hypnotics termed “orexin antagonists.” If you’ve never heard of orexin, put on your seat belts, because you’ll … ...
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Trauma Of Domestic Violence: 7 Ways It Alters Your... Do you know someone who is (or have you been) the victim of domestic violence in some form (i.e., as a child, a parent, a spouse, etc)? Do you (or … ...
Symptom of the Day: Fatigue Bipolar depression is typically associated with symptoms like feelings of hopelessness and guilt along with loss of interest and isolating behavior. Another major symptom of depression is fatigue. Fatigue is … ...
The Three Personality Disorders Prevalent in Religious Environments... If only churches, synagogues, and mosques were safe places for people to learn about God and grow spiritually. But sadly, many are not. Rather, they can become safe places for three of the most intense personality disorders. Regardless of the religious belief system that a … ...
What Does A Panic Attack Feel Like? I am in the midst of the beginning of a panic attack. I think it is the residual stress from an 8 hour drive through the Great Smoky Mountains and … ...
Finding the Right Therapist Maybe you’re considering whether to see a peer therapist. And despite knowing some of the drawbacks, maybe you decide you want someone who shares some experience or characteristic with you.  … ...
4 Kinds of People With ADHD You Probably Know There’s not much individuality in ADHD symptoms. People with ADHD all have more or less the same symptoms, just to greater or lesser extents and in slightly different contexts. In … ...
Nine Ways to Heal Your Relationship With Food Why is it often difficult to have a healthy relationship with food, our bodies, and our weight? Why do we eat past the point of satiety, relentlessly criticize our thighs, … ...
Having Trouble Honoring That Commitment? I Might Be The...   Think keeping a commitment is just about keeping your word? What about when something more tempting comes along? While we can make commitments to people in a variety of … ...
The Therapeutic Benefits of Photography Are there therapeutic benefits of photography? And can they help you with depression and anxiety? Yes, I know that it does— photography saved my life by helping me finally start … ...
Being My Own Hero I spend my time these days volunteering in the mental health field. I do some work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and in an office of a counseling agency named Integrity that doesn’t bill insurance and only takes a donation of what … ...
7 Confidence-Killing Words and Phrases to Ban from Your... If you have great ideas, you need to know how to communicate them. At work as in relationships, it all starts with conveying confidence. But a challenge many high-achieving women run up against are bad speech habits that have been conditioned in us over the … ...
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